Phillip Kingly PK Prep: In Search Of Volume Part 1

January 23, 2017

I grew up with a mother who was graced with the most gorgeous locks. No matter what style she chose, each piece would continue to know its role in landing effortlessly and beautifully, it was a talent to say the least. My father, although incredibly equipped with many fantastic features, hair was not one of them. Sadly, I inherited his thin wispy hair and have spent most of my adult life hunting for that magical serum to add luster and volume to these unfortunate locks of mine. As we girls go through our own journey into vanity, trial and error play a role and most of the serums that came into my life did not hold up their end of the bargain.

Until Phillip Kingly PK Prep came along and boy oh boy do they understand the concept of plumping. I can finally report that I do see a difference and that difference is grand. I love this serum, it does what it says it is going to do and I know we ladies appreciate that in more ways then one. Try it, love it, see your hair turn into what you have always wanted it to be. Full of life, healthy happy voluminous hair. 

xx Kira

Two Warm Drinks Cuz The Weather Outside Is Frightful! Macaccnio + Prana Chai

January 22, 2017

OH! My body and could are loving two new warming drinks. Perfect for any of time of day treat, I just cant get enough. Add some hot almond or coconut milk and leave the Startbucks at the curb, please!

Prana Chai  $20.00

Prana Chai is hand made and blended in Melbourne from all natural ingredients and uses 100% Australian quality honey blended by hand with tea and whole spices. All the ingredients are natural and all the ingredients are good for you, it’s an honest product.

Watch how to make at home video.  Download the Prana Chai Recipe Booklet.

Macaccino

I’ve been adding a scoop to my morning coffee as I am HUGE maca fan. It gives my coffee that musky warm flavor, deepening it and making it that more hearty. But you can also brew a cup straight up on its own.

Maca is a herb from the cruciferous family of plants (of the species lepidium meyenii). It’s a distant relative to the radish, but contains significantly more benefits than its relative. Maca root has been used for thousands of years to provide energy, improve mood, and treat illnesses. It’s also well-known for its libido-enhancing properties for both men and women as it improves blood flow and overall well-being. It balances the body’s muscular, lymphatic, nervous, and cardiovascular systems, and gives the user a sense of calm confidence  known to those familiar with a healthy, vitamin- and nutrient-rich diet.

THE SUBTLE-YET-POWERFUL MACA ROOT ENERGY

The beautiful part about this natural stimulant is that you don’t feel like you are taking a stimulant. The jitters commonly associated with energy drinks and coffee simply aren’t there. The libido-enhancing properties are noticeable, but not in a way that would prevent you from living a normal day (i.e., maca does not induce an erection). Not too strong or too weak, maca is a very perfect balance of well-being, energy, and nutrition that leaves you feeling young and refreshed. Dressed up like a frothy latte or an iced mocha, the Macaccino looks like a specialty coffee drink, yet its source of fuel is not caffeine, but the Peruvian superfood Maca, a funny looking root that grows in altitudes of 14,000 feet in the Andes mountains. With an enviable nutritional resume, that contains amino acids, essential fatty acids, phenols, vitamins and minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, maca has earned its superfood moniker. An adaptogen, maca improves the body’s ability to adapt to stress. It has been used for centuries to increase energy, boost mood, enhance libido and balance hormones.

More Valentines Goodies from Clarins, Art of Shaving + Vilebrequin

January 20, 2017

Limited Edition Daily Energizer Lovely Lip Balm: With a lightweight texture, Clarins Lovely Lip Balm perfectly smoothesover lips and leaves a subtle veil of rosy radiance. Its innovative pigment reacts to the pH of the lips, creating unique shades of pink, Formulated with cocoa, sheabutter and red currant to deliver 8 hours of hydration and instantly provide suppleness, comfort and protection so lips feel soft, smooth and beautiful. Available for $20 at all Clarins counters nationwide and on www.clarins.com.

 

Limited Edition Skin Illusion Blush: Clarins Skin Illusion Blush’s ultra-fine powder is enriched with skin-loving minerals and pure plant extracts for a naturally radiant finish. Clarins Laboratories have pinpointed Pink Opal Powder’s unique light-deflecting ability, to recreate a luminous effect on the skin’s surface. Available for $21.50 at all Clarins counters nationwide and on www.clarins.com

Vilebrequin

 

Vilebrequin’s Gold Palm Collection is a love story in itself. A collection inspired by the romance of cinema’s golden star couples, Bardot and Trintignant, Schneider and Delon and Le Grand Amour. Ranging from $200-$300 and the Gold Palm Collection is available on vilebrequin.com and at your local Vilebrequin store location. The collection includes:

The Art of Shaving

OUD Collection: This February, The Art of Shaving is launching its most exclusive fragrance, Oud Suede, across the four elements to men can continue to elevate their grooming routine. The new collection includes, Oud Suede Fragrance (100ml/30ml), Oud Suede Pre-Shave Oil, Oud Suede Shave Cream, Oud Suede After-shave Balm. The combination of Oud and Cypriol naturals enables a deep woody ambery sensuality with a full focus on the skin-like warmth, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Available for at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com) this February.

The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave® Full Size Kit: Combines high quality products, handcrafted accessories and expert shaving technique to provide optimal shaving results while helping against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks & cuts. The Full Size Kit offers Pre-Shave Oil (2 fl. oz), Shaving Cream (5.0 oz), After-Shave Balm (3.3 fl. oz), and a handcrafted Badger Shaving Brush and comes in the following signature scents, Lavender, Lemon, Ocean Kelp, Sandalwood and Unscented. The Full Size Kit is available for $120 at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com)

The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave® Carry On Kit: Combines The Art of Shaving’s aromatherapy-based products, handcrafted accessories and expert shaving technique to provide optimal shaving results while helping against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks & cuts. The Carry-On contains a Pre-Shave Oil Pump (1 fl. oz.), Shaving Cream Pump (1.5 fl.) oz., Badger Shaving Brush, After-Shave Balm Pump (1 fl. oz.), which are essentials for a close and comfortable shave while you are on the go. The pouch is designed with a zip top closure for secure transport and is ideal for packing into your carry-on luggage. The Carry-On Kit is available for $60 at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com)

The Morris Park Collection Signal Red Razor: The Art of Shaving’s vintage racing inspired Morris Park Collection™* Razor combines smooth handling and bold style to evoke the confidence of a vintage race car. Exclusively designed by The Art of Shaving, each razor features a classic racing color polished to a beautiful finish and accented with chrome details. The Morris Park Collection Razor also comes in Royal Blue and British Racing Green, each for $60. Available at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com)

The Rose Gold Safety Razor Set by Mühle of Germany adds a touch of classic elegance to our line of safety razors. The well designed rose gold colored handles will deliver a close shave while setting itself apart as a stylish addition to any shaving routine. Available for $355 at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com).

 

 

 

KORRES: The Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

January 18, 2017

YAY! The newest product from KORRES, The Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturizer! This priming moisturiser has just launched at Sephora and is a lightweight priming moisturizer with 26 percent Greek yogurt proteins to visibly plump and strengthen skin for perfectly smooth makeup application and all-day wear.

WHAT: The KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturizer is the lightweight answer for heavyweight hydration. The weightless, multiaction formula is packed with probiotics, proteins, and minerals to deeply nourish and smooth skin, while also prepping it for flawless makeup application and all-day wear. Formulated with three types of hydrating hyaluronic acid and powerful skin-saving antioxidants and extracts, the blend gives skin inner strength for healthy-looking skin on the surface.  $42.00

 In Greece, this cherished ingredient is used by families and villages for their own unique recipes and beauty remedies that have been passed down from generation to generation. In 2003, KORRES became the world’s first brand to incorporate edible Greek yogurt into a skin care formula.

BUDDHI BOX

“I swear, I’ll make it to the next yoga class” or “I’ll just start my diet tomorrow”? If these excuses sound all too familiar, maybe you just haven’t been giving yourself the proper motivation. You can buy another pair of workout pants OR you can try something a little more fun.

BuddhiBox is a monthly care package filled with a curated assortment of unique and artisanal yoga products and deluxe cruelty-free samples, designed to keep you inspired both on and off your mat. Filled with cute accessories, yummy snacks, and high-quality beauty products, this box will keep your practice top of mind even when you’d rather be savasana-ing from the comfort of your own bed.

Each box contains a mixture of 5-6 deluxe samples and full size items for $32.95/month. If you find yourself feeling particularly inspired by a certain item in your BuddhiBox and would like to purchase one for a friend (or more for yourself!) just check out the website.

All of the items inside your monthly BuddhiBox, as well as limited edition boxes, can be purchased via the online store. 

An added bonus to this unique box is its give-back aspect, derived from the yoga concept of Aparigraha, or non-greediness. BuddhiBox gives back to the community by donating a portion of its proceeds to a different charity each month. In August, the proceeds are going to the One Love Movement, an organization that aims to raise awareness for under-privileged women and youth.   

By donating a portion of its proceeds to a different charity every month, BuddhiBox truly embodies the yogi lifestyle of giving back.